Ex-GOP rival Eric Johnson joins the ranks of lobbyists

Former Republican candidate for governor Eric Johnson, now a member of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s transition team, has signed on as a senior advisor to McGuireWoods Consulting.

He will serve the firm as a contract lobbyist, a spokesman for the firm said – but will keep his position with a Savannah architectural company.

Johnson, who resigned his state Senate seat last year, finished a close third in the GOP primary for governor, behind Karen Handel and Deal.

“We are excited to have Senator Johnson joining us,” said Frank Atkinson, chairman of McGuireWoods Consulting, said in a press release. “Throughout the years, he has shown he understands how to effect change and deliver results, reaching across the aisle on key issues including tax and ethics reform, water policy, and school choice. He will bring that same level of commitment to our clients.”

5 comments Add your comment

greg best

November 9th, 2010
6:07 pm

Ka-Ching !! KaChing ! $$$$$$


November 10th, 2010
9:36 am

The man who should be governor….

Tyler Durden

November 10th, 2010
1:01 pm

The cash&carry policy of GOP governance will surely continue and flourish under Deal. Expect lots of corruption and undue influence; perhaps even more than on we suffered Perdue’s watch…

chuck padden

November 10th, 2010
7:27 pm

Forget comparing Georgia to Alabama and Mississippi…it’s worse than that…we are now South Africa.

Karl Marx

November 11th, 2010
11:19 am

Great, Just what we need. Another lobbyest to promote corporate welfare. I’ll never vote for the man.